Saturday, February 20

Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I still have apples left, can you believe it? After using some to sauté with cinnamon and butter, I decided to make an apple cinnamon cake with crunchy pecan topping for my mom. Just 'cause. I found a great recipe and I loooove the crunchy topping. It's the best part. I ate the topping and just picked at the cake part, even though it was tasty.
Next time I have apples laying around, I think I will try an apple crisp — more crunch. What's your favorite way to use up apples?
On a side note, don't you love this baking dish? It's so bright and festive. Love it. Always puts me in a good mood when I use it.

Apple-Cinnamon coffee Cake
adapted by my recipes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk, I used skim
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup sliced apples

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Stir. In a separate bowl, combine milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg.
2 Add wet ingredients slowly to the dry and stir until just moist.
3 Pour batter into an 8 or 10 inch baking dish.
4 Arrange sliced apples in a circular pattern on top of the batter.
5 Prepare the streudel by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and cut butter until it resembles clumpy sand.
6 Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter and apples. Bake for 45 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean from the center.


Kate Morgan Jackson said...

Looks great! and to answer your question, here is my absolute favorite way to use up apples: caramel apple cake!

Joanne said...

This is an awesome way to use up extra apples! Crisps definitely up the crunch:inside ratio. Which is always a good thing!

I love apple pie...but I never have any apples leftover...I eat them too quickly!

Lea Ann said...

This looks wonderful. Love that dish too.

Soma said...

This sounds so wonderful. I can jsut imagine how beautifully the flavors came together and how great smell that hung in the air while it baked.

Stacey Snacks said...

I found some apples in my fridge too, and I made an apple date cake with a cinnamon crumb topping!
SO good! I am always in the mood for any apple dessert.

Chef Fresco said...

Spectacular shooting, great light.

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